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- Hu·go [hoo-gaw] /ˈhu gɔ/, 1859–1935, German aircraft designer and builder.
- a car that is old, worn out, or in bad enough repair to be scrapped.
Origin of junker
- a member of a class of aristocratic landholders, especially in East Prussia, strongly devoted to militarism and authoritarianism, from among whom the German military forces recruited a large number of its officers.
- a young German, especially Prussian, nobleman.
- a German official or military officer who is narrow-minded, haughty, and overbearing.
Origin of Junker
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Examples from the Web for junkers
I am not afraid of the Junkers here,—I have spirits,—but the Germans at home have no spirits.Dr. Jonathan (A Play)
It was as though they both intended to fly right straight into the Junkers.
From nose to tail the Junkers became no more than a moving ball of fire.
"Junkers, right enough," Dawson repeated with a nod of his head.Dave Dawson at Casablanca
Robert Sydney Bowen
But your Junkers and other jingoes neither wavered nor hesitated.Right Above Race
Otto Hermann Kahn
- Hugo. 1859–1935, German aircraft designer. His military aircraft were used in both World Wars
- history any of the aristocratic landowners of Prussia who were devoted to maintaining their identity and extensive social and political privileges
- an arrogant, narrow-minded, and tyrannical German army officer or official
- (formerly) a young German nobleman
C16: from German, from Old High German junchērro young lord, from junc young + hērro master, lord
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Word Origin and History for junkers
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